The Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), also known as the Secretariat of the Interior or the Ministry of the Interior, oversees all betting and gambling activities in the Mexican States.
Established in Mexico City in 1853, SEGOB is the governing body that authorizes, controls, and supervises all activities that include bets and draws within Mexico's borders.
The Gaming Bureau forms part of the Secretariat of the Interior's administrative unit. It receives assistance and support from the Government Unit of SEGOB. The Gaming Bureau's role is to issue relevant gaming permits to businesses that want to offer casino games, bets, and lotteries at physical establishments and online casinos.
Gambling and gaming in Mexico is a federal matter, and the Federal Gaming and Raffles Law and Regulations apply throughout the country. All businesses offering gambling games or access to betting activities require prior authorization from the Gaming Bureau.
Without the Gaming Bureau's licenses, a casino business can't legally apply for or open bank or merchant accounts, use electronic payment providers or lawfully buy gaming content for customers to enjoy.
SEGOB's Gaming Bureau doesn't only have the authority to assign gaming and gambling permits to those it deems fit. The Secretariat of the Interior also enforces Mexico's rules and laws on all gambling and betting activities in Mexico.